7 Hints & Tips on Surviving Kids Colds with #VicksTricks

We have teamed up Britmums and Vicks to share with you some of our tips on surviving the Winter kids colds season.  This time of year, kids pick up every cold germ going. Baby girl had her first cold at 3 weeks old about this time last year. As new parents we were very scared at night-time. Don’t you think all kids seem to get worse at night?

The past few weeks she has had various sniffles, coughs and a runny nose. All the babies at our baby sensory class seem to have colds as well. There is no escaping!

Surviving kids colds with #VicksTricks

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New Mum Stories: Pickle and Poppet

Hello, welcome back to another installment of New Mum Stories. This week we hear from Jo, over at Pickle and Poppet. Jo shares with us how she felt when she became a New Mum and how her life changed.

 New Mum Stories: Pickle and Poppet - changed

Over to you Jo…

 

When you’re pregnant you spend your time imagining what things will be like as a new mum. You spend your days reading through the growth of your developing baby. Making decisions on the birth, feeding, the nursery, names. It’s all very exciting. You prepare and you get ready for your life to change.

I had everything ready.
The nursery was done, names were chosen, birth plan completed. I’m ready! Except I really wasn’t and I found out very quickly.

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Book Review: Woodland Hedgehugs Activity Book

Baby girl has taken a great interest in books lately. I know some of the ones we read and review are a little too old for her, but she loves to turn the pages herself and look at the pictures. Our latest read and review is the Woodland Hedgehugs Activity Book which was kindly sent to us from Maverick arts publishing and Boolino. Every now and again Boolino send us fantastic books to read through and review. Our last review for them was Robin’s Winter Song.

Woodland Hedgehugs Activity Book Review

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The #Rockingmotherhood Tag

I just want to say a huge thanks to Sarah over at Mum & Mor for nominating me in the #RockingMotherhood Tag. Also Pat from White Camellias for dreaming up this awesome tag.

The idea behind #RockingMotherhood is for you to write down 10 things on how you rock being a mum.

Not sure why but I’m finding it hard to complete. Maybe it’s because I’ve always been my own worst enemy when it comes to critiquing myself. Plus I’ve always had the attitude that you can always do better. I apply this to my blog also. I know I can do better, be a better blogger, be a better wife so naturally I can be a better mother as well.

Why I'm #Rockingmotherhood

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New Mum Stories: Autumn’s Mummy Blog

Hello and welcome back to New Mum Stories. This week’s story is from Laura over at Autumn’s Mummy Blog. Laura shares with us her story of gorgeous little Autumn’s scary first few weeks for every mother.

Over to you Laura…

My new Mum story is a little dramatic and might be triggering for some, but it shows that it’s never too early to trust your instincts when it comes to your baby!

Autumn and her mummy

 

Autumn was born full-term in September 2016 after an uncomfortable but normal pregnancy, with scans that were fine and when she was born she had an Apgar score of 10/10. Everything was going so well, she was gaining weight and was doing everything she should be. On the morning she turned two weeks old, I remember sitting in bed breastfeeding her and looking down at her thinking just how lucky I was and that things almost seemed too good to be true.

That evening she projectile vomited after I fed her. “Ooh! You were too greedy!” I said to her, but I already felt like something was a little bit wrong. It was projectile, not like normal baby sick and she looked shocked afterwards. The same happened after the next feed and the next and the next after that. By then, it was morning and she was lethargic, so I rang the doctors. By the second time she’d been sick my Mummy alarm bells were ringing and I knew something was wrong!

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January Review and February Bucket List

Wow didn’t January disappear fast? February is an exciting month for us. First up is Baby girl’s first birthday and then our house is being put on the market. January for me was all about setting up my blogging goals for the year. You can pop over to here to have a little peek to see what goals I have set myself.

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